ToucanBox – June 2020: For a seven year old boy

ToucanBox is a flexible subscription box full of activities that encourage crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8. Our son is seven and is way to interested in screens; we’ve been using toucanBox as a way to help engage with the real world around him and to help learn in a more fun and creative way. The box we received in June was a huge hit.

What was in the box?

  • Activity pack one – mini greenhouse set and journal
  • Activity pack two – mice making kit
  • Magazine and stickers
  • A cheeky little extra surprise.

Mini greenhouse

I can’t quite express how great this activity was. It was absolutely worth the cost of the box alone and has thoroughly engaged our seven year old screen-obsessed son. One of the sides of the kit was ever so slightly broken but it didn’t effect the construction (you can see where I have used sellotape just as a safety measure!). The journal that comes with it too is brilliant. We’ve been taking notes every day as to how much the seeds have all grown. Nothing has engaged him in nature as much as this and it was a huge hit.

Making mice

I thought this was going to be really complicated and require some supervision but in the end it was simple and easy to do. I could leave our son to it and he was able to make four mini mice (the pack said three but there was enough in there to make four!). This is a brilliant activity for kids to help their hand eye co-ordination as well as keeping them busy, for a few minutes peace!

Activity packed magazine

In each ToucanBox pack you get the activities above as well as an activity magazine pack full of fun activities and ideas to keep children entertained including interviews and pages like this with additional stickers.

Our son’s favourite was this activity; we don’t have any photos unfortunately but it was brilliant fun and a great thing to do with younger kids. We couldn’t bring ourselves to eat blue food, but we used this as an opportunity to learn about how the colour of your food is perceived by your brain and certain foods or animals are red because they are toxic.

Secret surprise

As with our last box we had another little secret surprise in the box too. This time it was a yellow crayon eraser, which matches the green one we got in the last box. It was a nice little quirky touch and one that amused our son immensely!


Our score: 10.0/ 10

We absolutely loved this box, the mini greenhouse was a HUGE hit and has been great fun to follow the progress of our seeds (especially as the sunflowers we planted ourselves a few weeks ago have completely failed to grow!). The mice activity was also great fun, and reminded us what a bit of imagination and creativity can do with some pipe cleaners and felt! Well done toucanBox!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products10

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